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Direct-Expansion Air-Conditioning System Performance in Low Humidity Applications: A Case Study
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This paper discusses the performance of an HVAC system to maintain temperature and humidity within a candy storage warehouse. The HVAC system consists of a typical direct-expansion cooling and dehumidification coil and electric resistance reheaters. Historic energy-use data and field-measured performance data are analyzed. The importance of certain design and operating parameters such as indoor airflow quantity, cooling coil apparatus dew-point temperature and the air-handling unit's fan operating strategy on the dehumidification performance of the HVAC system are discussed and analyzed. It also offers recommendations for design and operation of such systems.
Khattar, M. K.; Keebaugh, D. (1987). Direct-Expansion Air-Conditioning System Performance in Low Humidity Applications: A Case Study. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from